Razer has announced that it’s once again expanding its Chroma system to include more third-party developers with the Razer Chroma Connected Devices Program. Now, third-party Razer partners including MSI, NZXT, AMD, Thermaltake, Lian Li, Vertagear, and Ducky will be able to integrate Chroma lighting into their hardware on a software level, making it easier to sync and control them with the rest of your gaming setup.
According to Razer, the new Razer Chroma program is different from the initial expansion of Chroma with third-party companies that Razer announced last year at CES, which required developers to hard program their products to work with Chroma. Now, device manufacturers (with Razer’s blessing, of course) will simply be able to integrate Razer’s API for Chroma with their products from their own software platforms, making it easier for developers to build light-up products like cases, motherboards, and cooling fans that will sync with all your other Razer gear.
It’s the latest move by Razer to continue to build out its Chroma lights across the entire PC gaming space. Last year, the company released LED lighting strips to add Chroma lighting to monitors and desktop PCs that didn’t already support the lightning standard, and the company has recently added support for smart lights from both Philips Hue and Nanoleaf as well.
According to Razer, the first third-party products with Razer Chroma lighting will launch in Q4 2018.